Thursday, October 30, 2008

From InterContinental Cry

InterContinental Cry
Brazil: Tupinamba Community Assaulted by Police
Posted: 29 Oct 2008 11:31 AM CDT
On the morning of October 21, a group of 120 heavily armed police attacked the Tupinamba community of Sierra Padeiro in the Brazilian state of Bahia. According to an open letter from the community, the police marched into their territory a day earlier. The Tupinamba immediately requested a meeting with FUNAI, Brazil’s department of [...]

Chagos Islanders Denied the Right of Return
Posted: 28 Oct 2008 02:58 PM CDT
The British House of Lords has overturned a 2007 high court ruling that allowed the original inhabitants of the Chagos Islands to return to their homes in the Indian Ocean archipelago. “There are a lot of Chagossian people in front of the court today (Oct. 22) and we are very sad about this decision,” said Hengride [...]

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